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This podcast is dedicated to empowering you to embrace teaching art with works of art. Each episode will dive deep into different aspects of teaching art - from passionate art teachers sharing their work, to mini trainings on art appreciation strategies that you can use in your classroom, to conversations about the highs and lows that come with being a teacher. Come back each week for an informative interview with an amazing art teacher!

This podcast is dedicated to empowering you to embrace teaching art with works of art. Each episode will dive deep into different aspects of teaching art - from passionate art teachers sharing their work, to mini trainings on art appreciation strategies that you can use in your classroom, to conversations about the highs and lows that come with being a teacher. Come back each week for an informative interview with an amazing art teacher!

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This podcast is dedicated to empowering you to embrace teaching art with works of art. Each episode will dive deep into different aspects of teaching art - from passionate art teachers sharing their work, to mini trainings on art appreciation strategies that you can use in your classroom, to conversations about the highs and lows that come with being a teacher. Come back each week for an informative interview with an amazing art teacher!

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English


Episodes

Destroying the Big Myth That Can Cause You to Underestimate Your Art Students

8/2/2021
Ever since I started Art Class Curator in 2014, I’ve heard a lot of teachers who haven’t tried our lessons tell me that their students can’t do them. They think the lessons are too high-level or their students won’t connect with the works of art. Oh how wrong they are! So today I want to dissolve the myth that your students can’t handle higher level thinking and gain a deeper connection with art in the classroom. 8:18​ - The only difference between age groups during art lessons 9:39 - One...

Duration:00:30:09

Reclaim Your Classroom and Teaching Spark With Intention, Joy, and Purpose

7/26/2021
This year was one of, if not the hardest, for teachers in their entire career. Many reached a breaking point and decided to leave the classroom or retire early. And while it might be better going forward, everything isn’t fixed. The pandemic goes on, and teachers will still face many of the same worries as last year. The question to ask yourself in preparing for this year is, “How do I get the spark back and re-take power in my classroom?” So I decided to create an empowering program using...

Duration:00:31:52

The Countless Ways Art Can Change You and the World Through You

7/19/2021
The personal connection you have with works of arts--what it does for you and how you use it in your life--rubs off on your students too and impacts their lives and those around them. Author John Butler once said, “Art changes people and people change the world.” How? I did some research to discover what looking at art does for us as people and the countless ways art can change you. In this episode, I discuss how it benefits the broader spectrum of humanity physically, mentally,...

Duration:00:39:59

How Learning and Teaching Art Powers Personal Connection with Jenn Easterling

7/12/2021
Jenn Easterling is back on the show today! She’s been in the classroom for 11 years teaching grades K-12 and has taught drawing, painting, and a little art history in her studio. Jenn joins me to talk about how learning and teaching art powers personal connection We also talk about some of the lessons offered at Art Class Curator as well as the fun, impactful insights and conversations those lessons sparked in our students and ourselves personally. 7:01​ - Jenn’s emotional perspective on...

Duration:00:56:51

SPARKing Interest in Your Art Students with Teacher Staci Sterenberg

7/5/2021
Believe it or not, the pandemic had its bright side. During this tumultuous year, we’ve had so many teachers across the nation successfully use our SPARK Hybrid curriculum. They're sharing amazing stories about how they are SPARKing interest with art students and connecting with works of art. Today, I interviewed one of those teachers, Staci Sterenberg, who’s taught grades K-8 at a Chicago parochial school for 19 years. Staci Sterenberg is a teaching artist living in Chicago. Her work as...

Duration:00:55:44

How the Blood, Sweat, and Tears Mindset Poisons Teachers’ Self-Care

6/28/2021
Like I said in last week’s episode, this summer, we’re focusing on getting a good feel for what teachers have gone through this year. What struggles you’ve had, and we want to acknowledge you for the work you've done and empathize with you for how hard that was. We also want to celebrate, but right now doesn’t feel like the right headspace for that. So this week I want to encourage you to take stock of the year. In a survey we did, many shared that this year was a wake-up call, but they...

Duration:00:29:09

Teaching Art in a Treacherous Year: Interview with Teacher Mary Greim-Gallo

6/21/2021
For this summer, I really want to focus on art teachers and what they went through in the last year teaching through the pandemic. Every teacher has a different story to tell about what they faced, and I want to talk about one of the hardest years in memory for teachers and celebrate getting through it. Looking forward to the new school year, what have teachers learned from this experience that’ll change the way they teach moving forward? Let’s take back the joy of reconnecting with art and...

Duration:00:44:49

Rebellious Silence: Shirin Neshat’s Cultural Gift Captured in Her Visual Art

6/14/2021
Today, I’m here with Jennifer Easterling who is another wonderful staff member of Art Class Curator. She writes lessons for our membership at Curated Connections Library and our curriculums. In this episode, she’s chosen Shirin Neshat’s Rebellious Silence for our conversation which she’s been enraptured with ever since she came across it when looking at an AP Art History class. Recently, this artwork came to Fort Worth, Texas and Jenn got to go see it! 4:22​ - What the art piece looks...

Duration:01:11:40

Enhancing Your Social-Emotional Learning Skills in the Art Classroom

6/7/2021
Today’s episode is a recording of a webinar I did recently with Kris Bakke at Nasco Education. I talk all about social emotional learning, it’s importance, and how we accomplish that in the art room through working with works of art. In the process, I use a Molly Crabapple portrait as part of an exercise for the webinar group and give an overview of the new curriculum, Art Curator Class Perspectives (in partnership with Nasco). 4:58​ - What I’m aiming to accomplish in this webinar 13:11 -...

Duration:00:59:49

How to Guide Your Art Students to Have Deeper, More Engaging Conversations

5/31/2021
As an introvert, it always fascinates me how I can get into a really deep conversation with someone for a while and feel energized and motivated by it, and can keep talking all night. Then there are other times where talking to someone just sucks the life out of me and takes my energy away. In this episode, I discuss small talk versus big talk and how to go beyond small talk to have deeper, more meaningful conversations and teach our students to do the same. I also share some strategies you...

Duration:00:35:03

Arguing with a Van Gogh Gatekeeper to Make Art Accessible to All

5/24/2021
I rarely comment about the Internet, but sometimes I have to speak up when something bumps up against my values. This impromptu episode is brought to you by a little argument about Van Gogh I got into online. I realized I had some really strong feelings that I don’t know if I’ve really discussed in any format here. It’s a very important perspective that we need to consider so that our students don’t end up perpetuating elitist thinking when it comes to art, and so that we can create a space...

Duration:00:23:52

Death and Life: Observations of Gustav Klimt’s Artwork with Madalyn Gregory (Part 2)

5/17/2021
Last week, I had a fascinating conversation with Madalyn Gregory discussing Gustav Klimt’s Death and Life. I left that conversation so excited, only to discover that we weren’t done yet. Even after going off the air, we kept talking about it and realized we missed a lot of important things. So we decided to do a follow-up conversation to share even more of our insights with you! 4:55​ - Awareness of a gender issue from last week and what it says about our conditioning 13:40 - Impact of...

Duration:00:45:32

Death and Life: Observations of Gustav Klimt’s Artwork with Madalyn Gregory (Part 1)

5/10/2021
Today, I’m excited to try a brand new type of episode where I have art conversations with other people and talk about favorite pieces of art, personal connections to art, and what drew us to the world of art. For my first guest, I’ve brought on one of my best friends for the last 10+ years, organizer for all things at Art Class Curator, and brilliant writer Madalyn Gregory. In this episode, she’s chosen to discuss Death and Life by Gustav Klimt, an artwork that stopped her in her tracks when...

Duration:00:44:52

How Visualizing An Apple Taught Me About Diverse Learning Types

5/3/2021
Thanks to a Facebook group and a friend, conversations around visualizing the apple have grabbed my attention lately. My brain works differently than others, though. I don’t really see things in my head. But when I saw the responses to the apple conversation, I felt really validated and had some profound realizations. In this episode, I talk about those realizations, what this means for art teachers, and how we can better serve diverse learning styles among our students. 5:46​ - The...

Duration:00:30:59

Looking At Art As A Spiritual Practice

4/26/2021
If you’ve been following us for a while, what we do here at Art Class Curator is much deeper than art appreciation or history. Appreciating art is great, but it gives off the vibe of being better than you and puts up a divide between the art and those who can enjoy it. In the last year, we’ve been emphasizing art connection instead of appreciation. Connecting with art has taught me something about myself that I didn’t know, helped me get through something, or given me clarity or a safe...

Duration:00:41:24

57: Beyond the Surface - Day 6

3/27/2021
Today's episode is a part of the day 5 lesson of our free e-mail course, Beyond the Surface: Teach Students How to Dive Deeper Into an Artwork to Make Connections and Meaning. The topic for today is THERE IS JUST NOT TIME: Making Time for Experiences That Students AND Admins Will Remember. Sign up for this free e-mail course at https://artclasscurator.com/surface Join the Curated Connections Library at https://artclasscurator.com/join

Duration:00:16:02

56: Beyond the Surface - Day 5

3/26/2021
Today's episode is a part of the day 5 lesson of our free e-mail course, Beyond the Surface: Teach Students How to Dive Deeper Into an Artwork to Make Connections and Meaning. The topic for today is ENTHRALLING EXPERIENCES: Get Students Engaged and KEEP Them Engaged. Sign up for this free e-mail course at https://artclasscurator.com/surface

Duration:00:18:41

55: Beyond the Surface - Day 4

3/25/2021
Today's episode is a part of the day 4 lesson of our free e-mail course, Beyond the Surface: Teach Students How to Dive Deeper Into an Artwork to Make Connections and Meaning. The topic for today is ARTWORKS THEY’LL RELATE TO: Finding the Right Art for YOUR Students. Sign up for this free e-mail course at https://artclasscurator.com/surface

Duration:00:15:15

54: Beyond the Surface - Day 3

3/24/2021
Today's episode is a part of the day 1 lesson of our free e-mail course, Beyond the Surface: Teach Students How to Dive Deeper Into an Artwork to Make Connections and Meaning. The topic for today is CURATING THE CONVERSATION:Helping Your Students Get “All In” on the Art Discussion. Sign up for this free e-mail course at https://artclasscurator.com/surface

Duration:00:22:29

53: Beyond the Surface - Day 2

3/23/2021
Today's episode is a part of the day 2 lesson of our free e-mail course, Beyond the Surface: Teach Students How to Dive Deeper Into an Artwork to Make Connections and Meaning. The topic for today is From Crickets to Connections: What to Say to Get Them to Go Beyond What They See. Sign up for this free e-mail course at https://artclasscurator.com/surface

Duration:00:24:34